First Blog Posts

Sometimes, it can be scary to write your first blog post! Luckily, the supportive community of ActiveRain is just the place to start.

On this page you will find a running list of “first blog posts” written on ActiveRain by members of the real estate industry. These new bloggers have taken the leap to begin their blogging journey. Our first-time real estate bloggers deserve a big welcome and some extra encouragement from you!

Take a read, leave a comment, and say hello. You'll make that author’s day and help to give them a great first impression of our community.

Agent's first blog posts on ActiveRain

By Mary Hanna, Locally owned Broker/Owner helping buyers &sellers
(Greenville Upstate Realty)
Comments 7
I have been reading lately that home prices are on the rise and don't look like they will be slowing down anytime soon. We have seen the bottom and prices are only going up from this point forward for a while. If you've been thinking about buying a house, don't wait too long. Prices will continue...

By Tom Rex, CPA, USTCP, Tax Problem Resolution
(Thomas G Rex CPA)
Comments 5
I believe that if you go through the software’s interview process then the software is preparing your return.However remember that the software is preparing your return based on what you told it. Therefore it’s important to review returns before you send them out just as you would if some tax pro...

By jen maraganas, Reliable Real Estate Virtual Assistant
Comments 2
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By Eddie W. de Leon, Your Premier Mortgage Lender
(Premier Mortgage Capital - NMLS 1276465)
Comments 6
We all know what traditional VA Loans are (at least the ones of us that do VA Loans should know), but what happens when the Buyer doesn't qualify?  Why do they not qualify?  Is it entitlement issues where maybe the VA took a hit years ago on a Foreclosure or Short Sale?  Is it a life event?  Is t...

By archana singh, Real estate agent and advisor
(investment pedia)
Comments 5
Personal Financial Planning Tips While total financial independence isn’t an easy goal to reach, most of the people wish to at least to spend their lives without struggling for making their ends meet. Financial planning could help you in meeting your long-term goal, however, you need to put the p...

By Jay Belson, Trusted Real Estate Developer in Beverly Hills
(Jay Belson Luxury Development)
Comments 0
Thanks to a collaboration between Welltower, Inc., and developer Hines, older Manhattans who want to remain in the city as they age will now have luxury-living choices on New York’s Upper West Side. Welltower is the largest publicly traded senior-housing landlord and is a leader in senior housing...

By Elizabeth Beaulieu, Current Real Estate Student
Comments 9
As a student in Real Estate School I have been reading into and trying to understand how everything works, Divisions, Commissions, Code of Ethics, Laws, Rules etc...  While reading through the Utah Legislatures Utah Code you can clearly see there's an Integrity focus when it comes to real estate ...

By Samuel Odeyemi
(Keller Williams Greater Quad Cities)
Comments 6
Can a part-time real estate agent succeed? As you know, there’s controversy over part-time real estate agents, and I’m sure you have an opinion. You may be one yourself, you may know one you enjoy working with, you may partner with one, or you may be one who thinks they should be banned. Whateve...

By marilyn koehler, Lake and Country Properties
(Lake & Country Properties)
Comments 2
It has been a while since I have seen anything about BPO agents.   I have been a broker for over 40 years and I do mostly BPO's to stay in touch.  I am no longer an active agent soliciting new business so for me it keeps me in the loop.  However I have noticed a significant drop in  this.   I fin...

By Michael Crosa CPA, Solving IRS Problems For Real Estate Pros
(Michael L Crosa CPA)
Comments 6
 Realtors have been known to take a client to lunch or to a baseball or football game and then deduct the expense as a meal and entertainment expense. This has changed. The IRS has finally issued guidance on the business expense deduction for meals and entertainment following law changes in the T...
There are twenty-one ways you can lose your real estate license. Criminal offenses are one of them. It is very important that real estate agents are honest, ethical individuals. Generally speaking, honest people don't commit crimes. If someone is willing to break the law and commit crimes, who's ...

By James Wade, Tax attorney serving clients in Portland, ME
(Law Office of James D. Wade)
Comments 4
How IRS Collections Works: What You Need to Know? My firm focuses on helping taxpayers in Portland, Maine with IRS tax problems. One of the keys to resolving their tax issues is understanding the process. From filing a tax return to the final notice of intent to levy, there is a logical sequence ...

By Cristian Millan
Comments 5
 MisrepresentationWhile researching about real estate misrepresentation I was able to see the many of examples of the consequences that follow after an act of real estate misrepresentation. In addition, I was able to find the following description of misrepresentation:"The representation of a mis...

By Arianna Kokol, Soon to be agent in Salt Lake City
(Agent Professor)
Comments 8
Utah happens to be the second most arid state in America. We receive most of our water supply from only 13 inches of average annual precipitation. According to the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, about 5.2 million acre-feet of water is annually diverted for use in Utah. Of thi...

By Tim Parker, Just someone that has a curiosity about real estat
Comments 6
Reasons Renting Is Better Than Buying BY AMANDA C. HAURY   Updated Oct 12, 2018 A lifelong goal many citizens strive to achieve is homeownership. While many people in North America own their own homes today, this wasn't always the case. Historically, families either needed to build their own home...

By Najeeb Alim, I'm a real estate consultant and investor
(Finance Needs Group,LLC)
Comments 7
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By Glenn Green The Woodlands, tags: glenn green, the woodlands, tx, spring, hous
(Glenn Green The Woodlands, TX)
Comments 4
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By William Lusk, Marketer and Writer
Comments 1
A lawn is the centre of attraction in every garden because nobody will like to sit on dry or overgrown grass. There must be a uniform cutting level of entire grass in the garden where you can comfortably walk or sit. Not only with grass, but there are several other methods to compliment your gard...

By Michael O'Leary, Enrolled Agent, CPA Quality without CPA Prices!
(By The Book Taxes)
Comments 4
What do you do after you receive your first collection notice from the IRS?Sit down, take a deep breath and call a tax professional. My practice handles collections cases all the time and I can help you.It helps to know how the IRS Collection Process works. Here’s a brief overview:          Once ...

By Scott Smith, Home inspector in beautiful Chicago
(Domicile Consulting, LLC)
Comments 6
I recently performed an inspection for a client purchasing a 15-year-old two-story single family home, with basement. The outdoor ambient temperature was about 40 degrees F that day, and the forced air heating had been running prior to my arrival. The first thing I noticed upon entering the finis...